anem·​o·​ne | \ ə-ˈne-mə-nē How to pronounce anemone (audio) \

Definition of anemone

1 : any of a large genus (Anemone) of perennial herbs of the buttercup family having lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers without petals but with conspicuous sepals

called also windflower

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With Heaton dressed in the lush florals of Dior Men’s Spring 2019 collection and Dyer sporting lacy anemone blooms, the couple complemented each other perfectly. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Stranger Things’ Girl Next Door Was Sundance’s Breakout Style Star," 4 Feb. 2019 Blooms from the ranunculus, some from daffodils, an anemone dyed salmon and a broken stem of a blue delphinium pick up the colors and bigger shapes. Lindsey Taylor, WSJ, "A Slightly Surreal Floral Arrangement Inspired by Joan Miró," 22 Feb. 2019 The stone of royalty, the sapphire, come in a vibrant blue that can be matched with flowers like anemones, delphinium, or orchids. Dobrina Zhekova, Sunset, "10 Bold Décor Ideas for Your Jewel Tone-Inspired Wedding," 22 Jan. 2018 When selecting varieties, there's wide range of types to pick from: decorative, daisy, and low-growing cushion mums as well as early-blooming anemones, quills, and spiders. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 The waves have formed ripples in stunning hues of copper and green, and anemones and coral can be spotted in the shallow pools. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Barbados," 15 Nov. 2018 In February, ranunculus and anemones are much more special to give or receive than your standard dozen red roses. Sarah Bray, House Beautiful, "Unique Flower Arrangements You Can Order Online (Or Create Yourself!)," 4 Feb. 2014 Each indigo strand was as thick as a twig, and had the moist look of an anemone. Julie Orringer, New York Times, "Short Stories That Travel the World From a Deliciously Off-Kilter Perspective," 22 June 2018 Pick one flower and do an arrangement — one vase of marigolds, another white anemones — and then mix them up on the table. Lisa Boone,, "It's backyard season: L.A. designer Nathan Turner shares 7 genius tips for summer entertaining," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of anemone

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anemone

Latin, from Greek anemōnē

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English Language Learners Definition of anemone

: a type of garden plant that has white, purple, or red flowers


anem·​o·​ne | \ ə-ˈne-mə-nē\

Kids Definition of anemone

1 : a plant that blooms in spring and is often grown for its large white or colored flowers


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Medical Definition of anemone

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) widely distributed in temperate and subarctic regions that have lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers and that include some (as a pasqueflower) used medicinally especially formerly
2 : a plant or flower of the genus Anemone

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